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Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm PDT
.m. in tokyo. i'm catherine kobayashi. >>> japanese prime minister naoto kan and u.s. president barack obama held talks in new york on thursday. this was their second meeting since kan assumed office in june and was aimed at deepening the japan-u.s. alliance. kan was expected to explain his plan to steadily move forward with the relocation of the u.s. futenma air station in okinawa based on the bilateral agreement reached in may. he is also likely to have asked obama to help reduce the burden on the people of okinawa. the two leaders are also expected to have agreed to advance bilateral cooperation in wide-ranging areas, including the economy, security and development assistance. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the revision of the japan-u.s. security treaty. the two leaders are also likely to have exchanged views on the global economic situation. kan is believed to have explained to obama about the recent intervention by the japanese government in foreign exchange markets to stem the yen's rise. kan takes the view that rapid fluctuations of foreign currency rates are not favorable an
PBS
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm PDT
controversial comments by muslims and immigration. in the u.s. east coast prepares for the arrival of the hurricane. >> a first session of peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders has wrapped up at the state department in washington shortly after u.s. and middle east peace envoy described the talks as productive. the meeting on thursday marks the first time in 20 months that the two sides have held former in the gut -- formal negotiations. the u.s. president has said a timeline of one year to hammer out a new peace deal. >> talks between the israelis and palestinians have been on hold for almost two years. the fact the two sides are meeting again is down to the intense diplomatic efforts of president barack obama and his secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> i know the decision to sit at this table was not easy. we understand the suspicion and skepticism that so many feel, born out of years of conflict and frustrated hopes. >> the israelis and palestinians admit the talks will be difficult. netanyahu said painful concessions and -- concessions are required from both si
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2010 12:10pm EDT
the next afghanistan, a failed state. we have also seen an increased response from the u.s. government, which has made counter-terrorism one of the pits of its engagement with yemen and one of the central elements of its overall policy with yemen more broadly. whether counter-terrorism should be the pivot of u.s. policy in yemen and if it is, what kind of counter-terrorism policy is most appropriate? the country faces an extraordinary range of challenges and where by all accounts -- by many accounts, the number of al qaeda in the country remained relatively low art very important questions for u.s. policy-makers. the reason why the yemen working group at the u.s. institute of peace, which i direct, decided to focus our session this morning on the question of counter-terrorism in u.s. policy in yemen and as a component of u.s. policy more broadly toward yemen. i can literally think of no one more qualified to address the subject of counter-terrorism in yemen that our speaker today, ambassador daniel benjamin, the state department's coordinator for counter-terrorism. counter-terrorism is
PBS
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm PDT
the latest at this hour. >>> the u.s. unemployment rate in august climbed 0.1% to 9.6. non-farm payroll employment was down for the third month in a row. the u.s. labor department released the figures on friday. 54,000 jobs were lost in august in the non-farm sector were sensitive to economic trends, >>> nine patients at a hospital in tokyo have died after exposure to a drug-resistant bacterium during treatment there. the university hospital announced that the patients died between october 2009 and august of this year after being infected with a bacteria. >> translator: i'm sorry, i should have consulted with a public agency earlier. >> the hospital told reporters on friday it detected the bacterium in 46 in-patients age 35 to 89 between august 2009 and last wednesday. 27 of the infected patients have died and nine of those deaths have been linked to the infection. the nine patients had weakened immune systems due to conditions include leukemia and kidney failure. it rarely infects healthy people but could be fatal to those with low immunity causing pneumonia and blood pois
PBS
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm PDT
early this year when the u.s. decided to sell arms to taiwan. the u.s. defense department says the agreement was made at a meeting in beijing on wednesday, with deputy assistant secretary michael schiffer and chinese officials. the two countries agreed to expand dialogue and deepen military cooperation. they'll hold working-level talks in hawaii in mid october. a vice ministerial meeting -- or vice ministerial-level meeting is scheduled later this year in washington. the two sides had recently started to improve bilateral relations. u.s. president barack obama met chinese premier wen jiabao in new york last week. they confirmed the need to deepen economic and security ties. >>> a former deputy secretary-general of the main governing democratic party is now in china in a bid to repair the frayed ties between japan and china. relations soured after japanese authorities detained the captain of a chinese fishing boat that had collided with japan coast guard patrol ships earlier this month. the incident occurred near japan's senkaku islands, which are also claimed by chinese, or chi
FOX News
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
quote voters about the current state of politics and the media in the u.s.a. the results may surprise you. first, 45% strongly disapprove of the job president obama is doing. 35% strongly approve. but personally, this situation is reverse. 47% of likely voters say they
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 11:35pm PDT
's evacuated due to a bomb threat, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there is flipp
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm PDT
lawmakers in a policy debate on friday and through other efforts in the time being. >>> a u.s. pastor called off plans to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. >> the imam agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. >> on thursday, the pastor of a christian church in florida said he decided to cancel the book burning event because a muslim organization agreed to move the site of an islamic center planned for a location near the remains of the world trade center in new york. the muslim o, for its part, however, denied having agreed to such a trade-off. an official of the muslim organization told nhk they have not spoken with pastor terry jones and not at present considering a different location for the planned islamic center. the pastor's plan to burn the koran sparked an international outcry. earlier on thursday u.s. president barack obama urged jones to reconsider his plan in comments aired on abc television. obama said the book burning was contrary to american values stressing that the united states is a nation o
SFGTV2
Aug 31, 2010 7:00pm PDT
immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a home. what are we going to do? i could not provide a work
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT
to be the u.s. but today china is by far the biggest trading partner. >> charlie: for both chile and brazil? >> yes. it will become the first trading partner of the whole latin america. and i think the u.s. is missing opportunities. >> charlie: because they are doing what? >> they -- i don't think that they have -- or put enough attention to lat inner america. in terms of free-trade agreements there are many latin american countries that would like to reach a free-trade agreement with the u.s. which is beneficial to both parties and i think that the u.s. is not moving fast enough -- >> charlie: because of the political issues in the congress? >> yes, because many times we are waiting for the next election. for instance now nothing can happen because we are expecting the november election and i think that the u.s. could do a better job vis-a-vis latin america -- and i'm not talking about aid, i'm talking about partnerships, about facing together the challenges of development in the future. i heard the speech of president obama at the millennium summit. >> charlie: right. >> and i think the s
PBS
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, september 21st, 11:00 a.m. in tokyo. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden said japan is central to u.s. efforts to improve relations with china. his comment came amid growing tension between china and japan amid the arrest of a chinese trawler captain. >> i would argue strongly there is an emerging relationship that has to be -- we have to get right between the united states and china. but quite frankly, i don't know how that relationship can be made right other than going through tokyo. >> biden also said japanese cooperation was vital in dealing with north korea. >> there is no possibility of us getting a policy correct and being successful in the korean peninsula without japan. >> the riff between china and japan is growing over the arrest of a chinese fishing captain we mentioned just now. for allegedly colliding with japan coast guard ships. the incident has caused a backlash against japan in china. >>> china postponed its invitation to a japanese youth delegation that was to start a four-day tour of shanghai on tuesday. o 1,000 japanese youngsters were scheduled to vice president. and tic
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 7:00pm PDT
whether he should face mandatory indictm t indictment. an issue involving the relocation of the u.s. marine corps futenma air station in okinawa also had a negative impact on the hatoyama government. the former prime minister vowed to transfer the american base outside okinawa during last year's election campaign. but last may he reversed his position. hatoyama had essentially sided with japan's biggest ally, the united states. the two countries agreed to relocate part of futenma to u.s. camp schwab, also in okinawa. the agreement prompted the social democrats to quit the democratic party's coalition government. by this time the approval rating for hatoyama's cabinet had fallen to 21%. some democratic party members became nervous because japan's upper house election was just around the corner. hatoyama stepped down together with ozawa to help the dpj regain the public's trust. with hatoyama gone, naoto kan took over, become's japan's fifth leader in just four years. but he's the first one that doesn't come from a political family. kan tried to distance himself from ozawa to show the
PBS
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, catherine, hello. the u.s. economy is losing steam, according to the federal reserve. citing widespread signs of a slow-down. the central bank released its latest survey of business activity on wednesday. the so-called beige book says the overall economy grew at a modest pace. but five out of the 12 federal reserve districts showed mixed conditions, or slowing. among them are new york on the east coast, chicago in the midwest, and atlanta in the south. it also said housing and commercial real estate markets were sluggish and manufacturing grew at a slower pace. the latest survey is a downgrade from the previous report in july. that report also said the pace of economic activity had slowed in some districts. >>> barack obama has announced an additional $180 billion in economic stimulus measures, including massive tax breaks in corporate investment. the announcement comes ahead of u.s. congressional elections in november. >> the truth is, progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans remain unemployed. >> in a speech in ohio on wednesday, the u.s. president proposed a special on
PBS
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm PDT
mediated by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. the major point of contention is the construction of jewish settlements in israeli occupied territories. israel says it will not extend a freeze on building settlements and will resume construction later this month. but the palestinian side insists that it will walk out of the talks if construction is resumed. after the talks u.s. special envoy george mitchell said the two leaders discussed the issue frankly but that no deal has yet been reached. last-minute negotiations will continue among high-ranking officials next week as israel's settlement activities are expected to resume late this month. >>> former pakistani president pervez musharraf says he will form a new party next month in preparation for the national elections scheduled for 2013. >> i am going to declare a party and give my vision for pakistan on the 1st of october. >> musharraf became pakistan's president after taking power in a 1999 coup. he cooperated in the u.s.-led fight against terrorism launched in the wake of the september 11th terrorist attacks. musharraf came
PBS
Sep 21, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. he'll also hold talks with u.s. president barack obama. during his four-day visit to the united states, kan will attend a u.n. summit on the millennium development goals that aim to reduce poverty by half in developing countries by 2015. he'll meet the u.s. president at a new york hotel on thursday. this will be the second meeting between the two leaders. kan is expected to tell obama that the japanese government hopes to proceed with the relocation of the u.s. futenma air station in okinawa based on the agreement reached in may. the two countries agreed to relocate the futenma base to a coastal area of nago city, also in okinawa. kan and obama are likely to discuss further cooperation in the areas of economy, security, and assistance to developing countries. kan will deliver his first speech to the u.n. general assembly. he'll emphasize japan's active role in contributing to the international community. kan is also scheduled to meet u.n. secretary-general ban ki moon. >>> welcome back to "newsline" business. the u.s. federal reserve said it was prepared to provide additional me
PBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >>> u.s. president barack obama has announced an additional $180 billion in economic stimulus measures including massive tax breaks on corporate investment. the announcement comes ahead of u.s. congressional elections in november. >> hello, everybody. the truth is, progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans remain unemployed. >> in a speech in ohio on wednesday, the u.s. president proposed a special one-time tax exemption for all new capital investments until 2011. his economic measures also include tax credits for corporate research and development expenditures. in addition to $50 billion on infrastructure spending announced earlier, the stimulus package amounts to $180 billion. obama also proposed tax breaks for middle income earners will be made permanent, but observers doubt how quickly obama will be able to implement his package. the opposition republicans are demanding the extension of tax credits for the wealthy as a condition for accepting his proposals. >>> protests are spreading among muslim nations against a florida church's plan to burn copies of the koran. the
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 6:30pm EDT
himself in this position, two points from the position, two points from the u.s. open final. for the most part he's handled that slice backhand pretty well. he choked on that 30-30 point. he's probably going to see it he's probably going to see it again. dick: novak djokovic, match point. dick: we saw some wondrous forehands bravely struck. novak djokovic advances in a brilliant semifinal win over roger federer. second time to the final set. dick: an exhausting effort for both men. roger federer, his string of six straight u.s. open finals broken. it will be djokovic and rafael nadal in the finals. the final salute to federer. the fans were rooting for him. but the immense play of djokovic really won over a lot of the folks here at arthur ashe. john: he's due. there's been a lot of pressure on him for the last couple of years to try to follow in the footsteps of these two great players, nadal, federer. that was an absolutely amazing effort that he could pull that match out. mary: his parents could make some money selling those t-shirts. dick: another long exhausting rally and federer fina
PBS
Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm PDT
york foreign exchange the japanese currency soared to the 82 yen level against the u.s. dollar on tuesday, following prime minister kan's victory in the democratic party presidential race. earlier on the tokyo foreign exchange, the dollar hit the 82-yen level for the first time in about 15 years. the move follows japan prime minister kan's reelection as head of the dpj on tuesday. he defeated ichiro 0 za with a. sources say that investors are also selling the dollar against other currencies on speculation the u.s. may take other easing measures. currently the dollar is changing hands at 84.09-10. earlier on the tokyo foreign exchange, the dollar hit the 82-yen level for the first time about 15 years and we had this story earlier. as the dollar weakens, gold prices in new york hit a new record high this comes as investors seek the safety of a precious metal. overnight on the new york america tile exchange. futures climbed renewing a record set in june. gold is denominated in dollars and becomes much more attractive when the greenback depreciates against other currencies. market
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 12:30am PDT
for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> uncertainty over the koran- burning. the u.s. pastor says he has not cancelled as plans, he has just put them on hold. the un general assembly calls for dialogue between serbia and kosovo. it could pave the way for the first direct talks in two years. a california judge rules a ban on homosexuals serving openly in the u.s. military is unconstitutional. controversy in the paris says the world of manga crash lands at the palace of versailles. a warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in the u.k. and around the world. the u.s. pastor who has been condemned worldwide for his threat to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of september 11 says his plan is now on hold. terry jones originally announced he was cancelling the event, but now says it is conditional on holding talks with the imam in charge of a planned islamic cultural center near ground zero. mr. jones said he had agreed to move the center in return for his cancelling the koran- burning. the imam denies it. mr. jones now says he was lied to. >> the day began with the white hou
FOX News
Sep 11, 2010 6:00pm EDT
-11. faisal shahzad,iz a naturalized u.s. citen who trained with the pakinsti taliban overseas is cited by the intelligence community as an example of the first threat stream. there is carlos bledsoe, the alleged shooter at a military recruitment center. an example of the second threat stream. we spoke with the national counterterrorism center, set up after 9-11, to counter the information. in the main lobby is a 9-11 memorial rarely seen by the public. there is a piece of the twin towers, rubble from the pentagon, and are mains of a flag that flew at ground zero. he says these things are constant rinder of why their work is important and he also told fox that while the country is safer, it is not yet safe given the attempted bombing on christmas day, the bombing inimes square, and the shooting at fort hood. >> i think we have to t continuously try to improve and then also accept that we are a resilient country and that small attacks like that don't threaten cannd the only way that we actually threaten our society is to overreact and give terrorists a victory that they otherwise wouldn'
PBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
as the opposition and the government debate next year's controversial budget. the u.s. tries to keep the latest round of middle east peace talks moving. britain gets ready to greet the pope. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the german government and the opposition had some fears exchanges in parliament wednesday over the coalition's budget for next year. the opposition says the austerity plans are socially unjust. the government says the cuts are fair and necessary. chancellor angela merkle was forced to defend her record on the economy, unemployment, and inflation in the face of biting criticism. >> there was a tough job awaiting chancellor merkle on wednesday morning. she had to defend the biggest spending cuts in german postwar history. the chancellor started by drawing attention to previous government shortfalls. >> it was not individuals living beyond their means. it was those in charge who could not muster the energy to ensure this country's future. that is what we are changing. >> she also pointed out her success in shielding the country from the worst
PBS
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
at the business desk. >> the u.s. says it has received billions of euros in pledges to improve the health of women and children. >> european parliament approved sweeping regulation of the eu's financial services industry. >> and a scramble for resources in remote regions of the arctic. ♪ >> the un says it has raised more than 30 billion euros to fund health care for needy mothers and children. on the closing day at a summit dedicated to strategies for fighting poverty, secretary- general ban ki-moon said the government's, foundation of businesses have committed funds to that purpose. leaders from 140 countries have been attending the summit. u.s. president barack obama is due to address. >> the main goal is simple. there has been progress towards achieving it, but it has been far too slow. almost 1 billion people suffer from militant -- malnutrition today. the world's poorest countries still have a long way to go to me the other goals which include reversing the spread of aids and ensuring access to primary school education. despite new financial pledges and that's at the summit, there's no cert
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 12:30am PDT
people is time to turn the page and concentrate on rebuilding the u.s. economy. the president said the u.s. paid a huge price in order to give iraq a new beginning. now it has to look to its own future. >> tonight i am announcing the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation of iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people have responsibility for the security of their country. >> it took 15 minutes for president obama to put an end to a conflict that lasted seven years. an end of sorts. that accounts for his subdued tone tonight. >> violence will not end with our combat mission. extremists will continue to attack iraqi civilians and spark strife. >> obama was determined to -- the premature mission accomplished declaration of 2003. what a long time ago that seems. >> ending this war is not only in iraq plus interest, it is in our own. the u.s. -- not only in iraq's interest. we persevered because they believe we shared with the iraqi people, a belief that a new beginning can be born in this cradle of civilization. >> but can it? the situation in iraq is fragile which is why america's v
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 12:30am PDT
in mexico is really complex. the comments made by secretary clinton caused anxiety in mexico. the u.s. is a crucial ally of the mexican government and the fact that secretary clinton came out with its strong words and a controversial comparison has definitely caused concern. the concerns in washington about the situation in mexico are greater than we have known so far. >> this being seen as anything more than a setback in relations? does it go deeper than that? >> it may be too soon to declare the u.s. is changing sides. it has been very supportive of president called around -- president philippe baycol the round. -- president calderon. the problem is the u.s. is calling for more changes to be made to mexican institutions in terms of political reform in some of these regions and more transparency in the police regions. some financial aid the u.s. was supposed to give for mexico was put on hold because of concerns about human rights abuses. the u.s. seems to be taking a setback, but secretary clinton's comments may be only the beginning of that. >> they taliban > mullah omar says his f
FOX
Sep 19, 2010 4:00am EDT
. they may no longer be necessary. >>> the u.s. beef industry expects a big return from one of its largest customers. u.s. da expects beef exports to south korea to increase 24% next year. the usda reports to decline among consumers as the driver. south korea is the 4th largest market for u.s. beef. the u.s. meat export federation says the new trust building campaign is help tog bolster the image of american beef in that country. >>> crop lots are in lima ohio says that a farmer is pleased. tip back is not as bad as he expected from the heat from the filling stage in july. he started shelling on the 10th and yields appear to be above average. moisture levels range from 19 to 21%. for-free monroe county arkansas, a grower says rice harvest is near completion, long grain yields are down 15% but medium green is better. the texas ag life extension says rains from tropical storm her mine helped. >>> there is hardly a farm or arm in the u.s. that doesn't rely on all terrain vehicle and now you have the chance to win a new unit for your operation. we are helping honda power sports give away an at
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm PDT
>> relations between the u.s. and china, in recent years, have focused primarily on one thing, the economy. but both countries have agreed to expand high-level talks to include issues of strategic importance. china's military buildup, north korea, taiwan, and climate change, are now all on the agenda. >> china wants to avoid real security crises. on the other hand, also, i think, it does aspire to be a great power in a very full way. >> how will dialogue between the u.s. and china shape the coming decade? next, on great decisions. >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us for great decisions. [instrumental music] >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. funding for great decisions is provided by the carnegie corporation of new york, the starr foundation, shell international and the european commission. great decisions is produced in association with th
FOX
Sep 26, 2010 4:00am EDT
. he said that he expects u.s. beef to get more access into export markets. and somehow next year, about half indicate that they expect to start increasing herd size. to the dairy size u.s. da said that concentration continues on at break neck speed the ag department compared the u.s. dairy herd report to last year. the operations dropped 33%, and down to 65,000, despite that decrease milk production and cow numbers have gone up. operations with more than 2000 cows had had the biggest percentage increase, up 128%. and for the first time in 15 years cotton jumped above a dollar a pounds this week the spike is due to export sales and a weaker dollar. predictions lowers u.s. stocks a half million from august that means more cotton was out bound due to tight foreign supplies. now back to john for crop watch. >>> crop watch this week reflects the weather extremes right now. we have this this photo from minnesota. they had significant flooding about 8-inches later. in ohio we received a photo from ohio state university showing the devastation after a f2 tornado struck a week ago. the f
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 6:00pm EDT
but that's the case today. 48 errors, 40 winners. dick: the excitement of the u.s. open men's semifinals on super saturday and novak djokovic and roger federer in this final set at 1-2, 30-30 with that point from federer, the sold-out 30,000-plus at arthur ashe stadium court. with the winner to meet rafael nadal in the men ice finals tomorrow. mary: nadal still hasn't dropped a set. how much fresher is he going to be? dick: four aces for djokovic, three double faults, but he's served better than the four aces might indicate. a point to even this final set at 2-2. dick: 2-2 in the final set. earlier today rafael nadal, who has never made it to the u.s. open final. here's match point against mikhail youzhny and the expression tells a story. he has a chance to complete a career grand slam. he's in the finals tomorrow and how do you pick either one of his potential o-- osnonets will it be djokovic? lit be the five-time winner federer. john: one thing you know for sure, he's loving every minute of this as they battle it out, take it out of each other. they'll have less left in the tank, eithe
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 6:00pm EDT
errors, 40 winners. dick: the excitement of the u.s. open men's semifinals on super saturday and novak djokovic and roger federer in this final set at 1-2, 30-30 with that point from federer, the sold-out 30,000-plus at arthur ashe stadium court. with the winner to meet rafael nadal in the men ice finals tomorrow. mary: nadal still hasn't dropped a set. how much fresher is he going to be? dick: four aces for djokovic, three double faults, but he's served better than the four aces might indicate. a point to even this final set at 2-2. dick: 2-2 in the final set. earlier today rafael nadal, who has never made it to the u.s. open final. here's match point against mikhail youzhny and the expression tells a story. he has a chance to complete a career grand slam. he's in the finals tomorrow and how do you pick either one of his potential o-- osnonets will it be djokovic? lit be the five-time winner federer. john: one thing you know for sure, he's loving every minute of this as they battle it out, take it out of each other. they'll have less left in the tank, either one of them, to play nadal
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is issuing a strong warning to a pastor who says he's planning a koran burning this weekend. the obama administration is calling his threat un-american. we get more on all of it tonight from our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: demonstrators in kabul angrily denouncing the united states. they burned flags and effigies and pelted stones at a passing u.s. military convoy. kabul, once one of the most isolated cities, is no longer cut off. the demonstrators were reacting to a tiny church in gainesville, florida. with just a few dozen members, the church has made headlines and internet chatter with its anti-muslim slogans and its plans to burn copies of the koran on 9/11. >> we are going to have an international "burn a koran" day. >> reporter: church leader terry jones says the goal is to stand up to islamic extremism. >> we believe our president plays it down. we believe that people are afraid of radical islam. they're afraid to confront it. >> reporter: but the american commander in afghanistan doesn't agree. ge
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 4:00am PDT
report, bp accepts some but not all of the blame for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. critics are already questioning the summary's credibility compiled mostly by bp employees with the inevitable task of exposing the company to a landslide of legal liability or pointing the feng finger somewhere else. >>> meanwhile some good news from a new government data report that's showing microbes are consuming the oil in the gulf without depleting the oxygen in the water. >>> firefighters are struggling to contain a rash of fires sweeping through multiple neighborhoods in detroit this morning. officials say 50-mile-per-hour winds and dry conditions are fueling flames that have so far consumed at least two dozen homes. the strong winds also toppled several power lines throughout the city, leaving at least 113,000 homes and businesses without electricity. detroit's fire chief said yesterday it was one of the worst days for fires he's seen in his more than 35 years with the department. so far no injuries have been reported. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making ne
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:30am PDT
government claims that the u.s. orchestrated the september 11 attacks. standing photographs reveal shocking conditions at the athletes' village in delhi. and the u.s. state of virginia executes its first female prisoner in almost a hundred years. also coming up in the program, the military leader of the colombian fark rebel group is killed by security forces. russia's we ban it is up even further, prompting fears of a looming crisis. ♪ it is an ambitious projection to any weary observers of middle eastern politics. president obama has suggested that when the un general assembly meets next year it may be worked -- it may be welcoming in a palestinian state. he encouraged talks between palestinians and israelis. this next segment does contain some flash photography. >> president obama looks like a man in a hurry, the free-speech over peace in the middle east -- late for a speech over peace in the middle east. >> he told them that as a mix- pessimists and cynics would predict figure. but he told them to reach inside themselves for a bold prediction. >> when we come back next year we can have
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
will be in cleveland on wednesday where the races for governor, u.s. house and u.s. senate are also tight. terrell, back to you. >> tara mergener in washington this morning. appreciate it. good to see you this morning. thanks. >>> in the gulf this morning, a tropical depression has formed off the coast of mexico. the depression is located 200 miles southeast of tampico. it has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. it could become a tropical storm later today. heavy rain and possible flooding is forecast for northeastern mexico and south texas. >>> meanwhile investigators have finally got their hands on a critical piece of evidence in the gulf oil spill. the blowout preventer was raised saturday night. this morning it's headed to a nasa facility for analysis. mike >> reporter: federal agents took control of a key piece of equipment at the scene of the largest offshore oil spill in the nation's history. the blowout preventer could provide answers to what went wrong on the deepwater horizon. on april 20th a methane gas bubble that escaped from the underwater well exploded on the rig. the blowout prev
FOX
Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm PDT
to president obama marking the ends of u.s. combat operations in iraq. he will speak from the white house in just moments. earlier today the president took his message to troops at fort bliss in texas and thanked the men and women for their service. the president says there's still a lot of work ahead to ensure that iraq is what he called an effective partner. mike mibach is watching the debate. >>> now to the white house and president obama. >> tonight i'd like to talk to you about the end of our commission in iraq. the ongoing security challenges we face and our need to rebuild the nation here at home. i know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for us americans. we've now been through a decade of war. we've endured a long and painful recession and sometimes in the midst of these storms the future that we're trying to build for our nation, a future of lasting peace and long term prosperity may seem beyond our reach. but this milestone should serve as a reminder of all americans that the future is for us to shape. it should also serve as a message that the united sta
FOX
Aug 31, 2010 8:00pm EDT
is not mean that u.s. troops are out of danger. over to 1000 troops will remain to train the iraqi forces. more than 1 million people have served in the war. the president is said to congratulate the military for what he calls a job well done. ending this war is not only in the rocks interest but also our own, we have met our responsibility, time to turn the page. the white house informed us that obama spoke to former president george bush today but no one will reveal the details. president obama says that this will not be a victory lap. this is not the end of u.s. involvement in iraq but the start of a new mission. operation iraqi freedom is over, now operation new dawn with the entire country on the line. now, from the oval office, the president of the united states. >> good evening. tonight, i would like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home. i know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many americans. we have been for nearly a decade of war, we have en
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
CNN
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. diplomats, the u.s. and arab diplomats tell us obviously the settlements are going to resume. the real question is what kind of settlements? are they settlements in areas that if there were a peace agreement, israel would control that might not be as inflammatory, or would it be east jerusalem? that would be a major problem. so, the -- one of the factors here, wolf, you have to say is ambiguity. neither side wants to look as if they're caving. that's been the case for quite sometime. and the arab diplomats are telling us, wolf, that note that benjamin netanyahu from israel has been saying. calling for the t.a.r.p. to continue and restraint in the building. so you have to watch the fine line in this. >> jill dougherty is over at the state department for us. a sensitive, very, very delicate moment right now. we'll stay on top of it, thank you. >>> the governor of wisconsin has declared a state of emergency as flooding reaches dangerous new levels. keeping close watch on the crisis in the midwest right now. >>> and a chilling image as a small plane crashes to a building. we're going to te
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. new rules on child sex abuse, and the u.s. formally ends operations in iraq. chancellor angela merkel fears east german bravery and the country's unification set an example for the world, marking the moment that the treaty was signed two decades ago, she praised the role of civil rights activists and those who escaped the regime. the german leader grew up in the east and says it is now germany's responsibility to fight globally for freedom. >> the original unification treaty was presented to today's chancellor to commemorate its signing in the same room 20 years ago. angela merkel, who grow up in east germany, was joined there by many politicians involved in the deal. the interior met -- for the then interim minister, signing the treaty was the high point of his career. >> we left the room together for a moment, and then we simply cried because we were moved, exhausted, and overjoyed. >> it took just 23 minutes to end four decades of communist east german rule. unification had previously been approved by east germany's parliament. chancellor merkel was president at the proceedings 20
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm PDT
in the moslem world against a u.s. pastor who is set to burn the koran. >>> those stories and more, but we begin with the news that the embattled bank member is giving up his position at the german central bank. the sides have reached an agreement that his duties will terminate at the end of this month. the bank request to christian wolff to fire the economist has been withdrawn. he has been the subject of intense criticism. he argued that muslims undermine german society and are more likely to live off welfare and threaten to transform the german culture. in the debate, he also caused widespread anger by saying that jews share a particular gene that sets them apart. more on that story coming up in the next edition of the "journal." >>> another controversy brewing in germany surrounding comments made by a senior member of the governor christine -- governing christian democrats. erika steinbach has made remarks that appeared to suggest she holds pornography partly to blame -- poland partly to blame for starting the second world war, and the comments were condemned by at lots of people, including
PBS
Sep 11, 2010 4:00pm PDT
with a website that will raise your iq and feed the hungry. >>> an amazing athlete works to inspire u.s. soldiers who have been injured in the iraq war. i'll have the story. >>> and there's more, just ahead on "teen kids news." ♪ >>> hi, i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. we're going to take you back now to the early 1940s. world war ii was raging abroad. here at home, the u.s. government put into play a drastic policy. as felipe tells us, it was a policy that our nation would regret. felipe? >> jessica, it's a sad chapter in u.s. history. people of japanese ancestry, many of them u.s. citizens, suddenly found themselves the victims of fear and discrimination. although guilty of no crime, they were rounded up and sent far away to what were basically prison camps. >> so this is my grandfather's yearbook from 1944, and here's this great shot of gila river, the camp he was at. >> reporter: jenny uchida's grandfather spent his high school years behind barbed wire. he and his family were locked away at a camp in the hot arizona desert. that's because he was of japanese descent and the united states w
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of americans believe the u.s. orchestrated the september 11th attacks as part of a propaganda campaign to fix the declining american economy and to help save israel. earlier in the day, president obama had his turn at the podium and he had a lot to say about the global economy, u.s. relations with china, the middle east peace process, but it wasn't just a day for diplomacy. there were some domestic issues to deal with as well. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie here in new york covering the president tonight. savannah, good evening. >> as you say, on foreign policy today was the main event. the president addressed the full u.n. assembly, a speech that covered the terrain of u.s. foreign policy, but it was striking how much time he devoted to the issue of middle east peace. making clear he's willing to put it on the line for an issue that's bedeviled so many of his predecessors. at the u.n. today, the president leaned hard on world leaders to finally achieve a long elusive goal in the middle east. >> we all have a choice to make. each of us must choose the path of peace. >> reporte
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 8:30pm PDT
to dealers in the u.s. drug war violence on the ease of ying deadly weapons on the u.s. side of the border and moving them across the border. the president says 80% of the 20,000 weapons purchased annually by deadly gangs were purchased in any of the 6,700 gun shops along the u.s., mexico border. president obama has deployed 1,200 national guardsmen to secure or border and pledge $1.4 billion in assistance to the government. borders want more. they are calling for u.s. combat troops to fight alongside mexican border units to end the violence if mexican police cannot police itself, the border hawks say, the u.s. should the fight within mexico itself. >> eleanor, do you think those democrats are going to flee to mexico? >> it's a good segway. go to c not mexico? >> mexico might become a fail state? >> u.s. joint forces command said there are two countries dangerous and could become failed states instantly. pakistan with nuclear weapons. >> when did they say it? >> the beginning of this year. >> well, you see the numbers that were produced on the screen. not so bad. >> there's no way
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 7:00pm PDT
this fall? >> tom: a mixed report today on the state of u.s. banking. the industry posted its highest earnings report in almost three years, according to the f.d.i.c. banks made more than $21.5 billion in the second quarter of this year. that's nearly five times more than they earned a year earlier. despite the big profits, there are still signs of trouble. f.d.i.c. chairman sheila bair expects more banks to shut their doors this year. 118 banks have failed so far, and the number of troubled. institutions on the f.d.i.c.'s problem list jumped from 775 to 829 in the second quarter. many of those are small community banks. >> susie: but a better reading on u.s. farms. the agriculture department predicts exports will jump 5% this year to $113 billion. the trend is due, in part, to u.s. farmers selling to booming emerging markets. but there are problems closer to home. we now know two iowa egg farms linked to a salmonella outbreak didn't follow their own safety plans, letting rats and other animals inside hen houses. washington bureau chief darren gersh talked with agriculture secretary t
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